Australian Vegetation (3rd ed.)

by David A. Keith

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  • 9781107118430
  • 9781108215947
  • 9781108206495
Australian Vegetation has been an essential reference for students and researchers in botany, ecology and natural resource management for over 35 years. Now fully updated and with a new team of authors, the third edition presents the latest insights on the patterns and processes that shaped the vegetation of Australia. The first part of the book provides a synthesis of ecological processes that influence vegetation traits throughout the continent, using a new classification of vegetation. New chapters examine the influences of climate, soils, fire regimes, herbivores and aboriginal people on vegetation, in addition to completely revised chapters on evolutionary biogeography, quaternary vegetation history and alien plants. The book's second half presents detailed ecological portraits for each major vegetation type and offers data-rich perspectives and comparative analysis presented in tables, graphs, maps and colour illustrations. This authoritative book will inspire readers to learn and explore first-hand the vegetation of Australia.

  • Cambridge University Press; June 2017
  • ISBN: 9781108215947
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Australian Vegetation
  • Author: David A. Keith (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
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  • 9781107118430
  • 9781108215947
  • 9781108206495

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'This book is a landmark of Australian science. It is one of the fundamental elements on which research, planning and policy development are built. David A. Keith leads a group of Australia's foremost plant ecologists to produce the new edition. It is an outstanding achievement. It provides a clarity of writing and level of scientific rigour that equals or exceeds any equivalent endeavour internationally. Part I explains the origins of and the forces acting on the Australian vegetation. Part II describes the sixteen primary vegetation types and subtypes, and includes their interactions, conservation challenges and practical management. Quite simply, this is a great book.' Mark Burgman, Imperial College London

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  • 9781107118430
  • 9781108215947
  • 9781108206495